KU's Collins and Aldrich Named to Associated Press All-America Teams

March 29, 2010


The Associated Press announced its All-America Teams Monday, honoring Kansas duo Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich. Collins, a senior from Chicago, was named to the second team, while Aldrich, a junior from Bloomington, Minn., was named to the third team.

Collins led the Jayhawks in scoring at 15.7 points per game and totaled 157 assists. In addition to being named AP All-America second team, Collins was also named the 2010 Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Player and is a Bob Cousy Award finalist.

Aldrich averaged 11.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game for the 2009-2010 season. He blocked 123 shots to record a KU single-season record, was named 2010 Academic All-American of the Year and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.

Last year, Collins was named AP All-America Third Team, while Aldrich received AP All-America Honorable Mention accolades.

First Team

John Wall, Kentucky

DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky

Evan Turner, Ohio State

Wes Johnson, Syracuse

Scottie Reynolds, Villanova

Second Team

James Anderson, Oklahoma State

Sherron Collins, Kansas

Greivis Vasquez, Maryland

Jon Scheyer, Duke

Da’Sean Butler, West Virginia

Third Team

Greg Monroe, Georgetown

Cole Aldrich, Kansas

Damion James, Texas

Luke Harangody, Notre Dame

Darington Hobson, New Mexico